Term dates

Below are the PGCE term dates for 2019/20 to provide an overview of the teaching year.

Primary PGCE

Autumn 09 September 2019 to 13 December 2019
Preliminary Experience 09 September 2019 to 20 September 2019
First day at University 23 September 2019
Spring 06 January 2020 to 27 March or 03 April 2020*
Summer 14 or 20 April 2020* to 01 July 2020

Secondary PGCE

Autumn 16 September 2019 to 13 December 2019
Preliminary Experience 16 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
First day at University 30 September 2019
Spring 06 January 2020 to 27 March or 03 April 2020*
Summer 14 or 20 April 2020* to 30 June 2020

School Direct Primary PGCE

Autumn 02 September 2019 to 20 December 2019
Spring 06 January 2020 to 27 March or 03 April 2020*
Summer 14 or 20 April 2020* to 01 July 2020

School Direct Secondary PGCE

Autumn 02 September 2019 to 20 December 2019
Spring 06 January 2020 to 27 March or 03 April 2020*
Summer 14 or 20 April 2020* to 30 June 2020

*These dates will vary in Spring 2020 depending on where you are placed.  Whilst you will have two weeks' vacation, some schools finish on 27 March, returning on 14 April whilst others finish on 03 April, returning on 20 April.

(School Direct trainees (@Exeter and Distance) have longer autumn & spring terms to match their school term dates - please check your actual dates directly with your lead school)